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Ed Berliner: The Man in the Arena

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Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics.


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Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics.






The Battle for Ukraine: Putin may get what he wants, due to decades of mistakes by NATO & the West.

While the amateur psychologists try to tell us what's going on in Vladimir Putin's head, discussion is being marred by their bad guesses and without taking into account the one factor driving the Russian madman: HISTORY. Putin may well be on the way to getting what he wanted, and that may very well include sacrificing Ukraine to stave off nuclear war. Dr. Robert Rabil is a foreign policy expert, and without being a phony shrink, he leans on that history to explain what others are not...


Ukraine vs. Putin & Russia: From Ground Zero, this is whom the people blame for war.

Dmytro Maruchok is a son of Ukraine and a former journalist, who is unafraid to point out the real reason why this war was launched, who is truly to blame for allowing Vladimir Putin to bring us to the point of a nuclear conflict, and the history this world has yet to learn when it comes to murderers such as Putin.


EXTINCTION ALERT: Major League Baseball & Actually going to games for the “Big 5” sports.

Time to get off the lawn, older baseball fans. The game doesn't care about you, doesn't need you, and doesn't want you. They need and want to go younger in order to make the cash. That means the game we see right now is doomed. Let's add to this mix that not only baseball, but EVERY sport is caring much less every day if you actually attend the games.


Damn the metrics! FULL SPEED AHEAD in saving baseball from idiot owners & stats geeks!

All this nonsense about what's wrong with Major League Baseball makes the first mistake in not asking someone who was there, on the field, and who understands the game with more than an eye for flashy commercials and stupid rules for extra innings. Former MLB All Star Jim Kern takes a blowtorch to how MLB has screwed the pooch, all the while telling excellent insider stories from his new book, "70's and 80's Tales of the Texas Rangers".


Nazis in America: Failing political leadership allowing anti-Semitism to flourish.

A series of recent demonstrations in and around Orlando FL rocked the community and the nation, as American Nazis showed up to shovel more hate with signs, swastikas and salutes. What can and should be done to stop the spread of this cancer? Why do certain politicians such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis not strenuously object to these demonstrations?


Vax or You’re Fired. “N-Word” knee jerk in Denver. Tribute to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill. PAY THOSE COLLEGE ATHLETES!

Member of the US Military need to make the choice of being vaxxed for COVID19 or being busted out. BRAVO. A media kneejerk in Denver proves again why local news has become such a joke in certain places. NIL is ridiculous seeing as colleges fail to cough up their millions and pay college athletes.


Taking a hard line against idiots on planes. No sympathy for COVID19 deniers. No more aging rockers!

Another exceptional episode in "Free 4 All". Time to hammer down on knuckleheads like "Duct Tape Boy" who disrupt air traffic and put lives at risk. Also, time we stopped having any sympathy for anyone who suffers from COVID19 when they made the call not to vaccinated to wear a mask. Time to stop the ridiculous reliance on instant replay in sports, AND time to stop coughing out big bucks to see aging rockers such as the Rolling Stones.


“Free 4 All”: Angry old men remain pissed at Simone Biles & Megan Rapinoe. Racism or just “get off my lawn”?

As Simone Biles likely bids farewell to Olympic competition, there remains the stigma and misinterpretation of "hero", and some who will think Megan Rapinoe deserves to be shackled and drawn over kneeling at the National Anthem. Are we STILL screeching about this, and why can't some people understand what it means to use a pulpit for needed social change in America?


Vaccinate or walk. Bile on Biles from the usual right wing wingnuts. No #MAGA in hockey!

Get vaccinated or go home, and it's about time. How do comics find anything funny these days? Right wing racists and the usual dipsticks show blathering ignorance about #SimoneBiles. NO MAGA in the #NHL.


The despicable critics of Simone Biles. Dearth of talent in sports broadcasting. “Team America” PC.

Simone Biles spits out an uncomfortable truth, and is hammered by the despicable amongst us. The real issue of mental health and why so many people fear it's discussion. America still gripped in a COVID19 nightmare and those elected conspiratorialists are trying to duck and cover. How popular IS NASCAR anymore, and does the casual sports fan care about that sport? And the return of "Team America: World Police" has people frothing at the mouth.


Vaccine stupid. NFL drops the COVID19 hammer. Pelosi gaffe? The 75 year old Playboy bunny.

The head shaking fact that some people still won't touch a vaccine that could keep them, and others, from dying. The NFL sets new COVID19 guidelines that could, and maybe should, ripple across all sports and every business. Did Nancy Pelosi get caught in a right wing trap over the January 6th hearings? And just how good can a 75 year old look in a Playboy Bunny outfit?


The thriving American “civil war”, racist Florida, Despicable in Delray Beach & CHILI WARS

What the despicable verbal racist attack against an Asian restaurant owner in Florida teaches us about a portion of society that will seemingly never surrender their evil.


Free 4 All: COVID19 herd thinning, bumbling local press, the lesson of Britney, & black America vaccine fears

The tragic state of local TV news, how COVID19 is helping to thin the stupid herd of one political Party, why black America is still wary of the COVID19 vaccine, and the reality of conservatorship fraud that is much more than meets the eye in the Britney Spears case.


Free 4 All: Disrespectful Lightning. The “A” in Stephen A. Smith. Can we still laugh at Bill Cosby & Woody Allen?

The tampa Bay Lightning players basically took a dump on the Stanley Cup, or a bump if you will. No one enjoys great athletes anymore, and can we still laugh at Bill Cosby and Woody Allen jokes from the past?


Time to stop saying “Happy” with regard to Memorial Day, and here are the simple reasons why.

VP Kamala Harris started a firestorm with her tweet ignoring the meaning of Memorial Day and tossing it off as a "long weekend". It was insensitive, short-sighted, and a mistake she and her staff hopefully now realize. It opens the door to a larger issue, that of wishing people a "Happy" Memorial Day. It's just as wrong, and without knee jerking, take a few minutes and understand why we would be better suited to consider other words in connection with the holiday, that means so much more to...


What do Demi Lovato, “The View”, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot have in common? Here’s the “news”.

The single biggest issue driving America toward a level of empty-headedness we have never before witnessed is the inability of people, and platforms, to separate real news from fluffy nonsense. Demi Lovato's reveal this week was not news to be carried by legitimate sources. While it was important to a faction of people, and certainly snared Lovato plenty of attention, clicks and new sources of revenue, it was not real news. Oh, and don't start the debate by saying anyone who says that is...


The Dangerous Tim Tebow: Leaving a trail of jealous and angry explosive heads in his wake.

The announcement that Tim Tebow was on the verge of attempting another NFL comeback turned out to be the single most interesting and ridiculous media event of 2021. Heads of so-called NFL "experts" and analysts, including more than a few out of work former NFL assistant coaches, were imploding from coast to coast, and angry couch potato fans were livid at the possibility. Why? What's the big deal? What is about Tebow that gets people so riled up?


FOX, Newsmax and others paying the reputation price for admitting to being purveyors of propaganda.

While they certainly aren't the only media outlets guilty of spreading propaganda horse manure regarding the 2020 Presidential election, FOX and Newsmax are the two outlets that have been snared and damned publicly for their admitted use of disinformation, misinformation, and just plain falsehoods. Knowing this, both outlets need to be prepared when someone calls them out publicly. Recent interviews on both outlets showed how badly prepared their on-air hosts were when challenged by guests...


Horse racing in the US: Time to end the only “sport” where people pay to watch the athletes die.

What was once sold to people as "The Sport of Kings", thoroughbred horse racing in America is now little more than a greedy bloodsport. Every single day, horses die in training, on the track, and in their stalls. Those in the sport repeat the lies about "caring" for the animals, when in reality, horses are drugged to the point of where they feel no pain even when bones are shattering. These are relative infants being forced to perform unnatural acts, all in the call for owners and trainers...


The enduring mystery & legacy of the 1986 Boston Red Sox

1986 remains a year frozen in time for baseball fans, and specifically those of the Boston Red Sox. This was a truly magical season, one where a team given little shot at the World Series was pieced together brilliantly, and knowing full well their importance to an entire region and generations of loyal fans, this team did the impossible. Well, almost. There are those who believe there could never have been a Red Sox team that broke the "Curse of the Bambino" were it not for this 1986 team,...